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Old 04-24-2009, 02:09 PM   #21
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We have house like that in MO for 50K.
It would go for about 25k in my area. Location location......... as they say.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:26 PM   #22
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They're just about done with the framing for a little place near here:


Saw this today and it pulled me off the road to look -
nice seeing some big sticks being used - Grande Ronde tribe is doing a cedar plank house.

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Calmloki- it looks like those posts are just sitting on their pads, rather than planted. What gives the frame adequate shear resistance?

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:35 PM   #24
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Man, you could sail a boat in that pool! The air conditioning bill would make you poor, though.
The huge pool is for the whole condo complex. The listed condo is only 1399 sqft, so the AC bill should not be too bad. No?
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:41 PM   #25
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Calmloki- it looks like those posts are just sitting on their pads, rather than planted. What gives the frame adequate shear resistance?

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Don't know. Saw no metal pins, nails or bolts, just some beautiful scribing and inletting of the logs. I would guess that there is a serious metal post sunk in the concrete pad and sticking up into the vertical posts, but don't know. Only the one guy there and i didn't ask. Curious to see what a cedar plank house is - maybe like this, which i find ugly.

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Oh, are you serious?

I was joking about this place. A hundred year old tiny bungalow on a miniature lot for $299,000. A few years ago some old lady was living in one of these in Ballard. A builder had assembled every lot he needed to build a condo complex except hers. She didn't want to move so she kept turning down his increasingly generous offers. I think the final offer was $750,000 or so, which she turned down too. So he just built his complex around her.

As far as I knew she is still alive and living there.

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Nope, unfortunately Miss Macefield is no longer with us. I think in her place I might have taken the last offer, which probably would have been enough to have the house moved to a different lot.
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